+Teenager dies following crash
Sierra Johnson, 17, died of injuries sustained in a Sept. 8 crash.
+Police chief list down to 5
As the next step in the process, the city manager and community members will interview each candidate.
+Colony mid-rise building deemed unsafe
The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort's mid-rise hotel tower has been labeled as "potentially hazardous and unsafe."
+Friday Night Clash: Sept. 14
Tonight's games include Lakewood Ranch vs. Bayshore, Sarasota vs. North Port, and ODA at Moore Haven. Read more in our "Friday Night Clash."
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
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23 Take Stock College Tailgate Challenge
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
24 Lakewood Ranch Republican Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
24 BOO Fest-Lakewood Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
25 Ellenton Sunday Market
Only 16 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
Ranch women make visit to McCurdy’s
Members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club enjoyed an fun-filled evening at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre Sept. 24.
Girl Scout earns Silver Award
Cypress Potter recently earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award for Girl Scout cadets in grades sixth through eighth, from the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida.